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. our susan candiotti joins us with the latest on the investigation. >> and of course the question is, why an attack on this 34-year-old diplomat who had been in the country for about eight years now working at the nicaraguan mission. cesar mercado. and police found not one but two knives. and they weren't found next to his body. they were found in the bathroom of the small studio apartment where the diplomat lived. cesar mercado, apparently one of the knives were a steak knife according to new york police commissioner paul brown. and he says it was found near the bathroom sink and the sink was filled with blood, unfortunately. and the second knife was a smaller paring knife and that was found inside the sink. so why the positioning of the knives? so many questions to be answered here. his body was found just inside the front door. and when the driver came, the door was unlocked. he opened it up, looked inside, saw the body, and immediately called the police. so they have a lot to try to figure out. his throat, indeed, was cut. and they also said that he was stabbed in the stomach. so
suzanne malveaux traveling with the president this morning. she'll join us live with the latest on his departure. >>> seven former members of the u.s. air force claiming aliens in ufos have visited earth to deliver a warning. and they want the government to come clean. could it be that we have been visited by e.t.? >> hope so. >>> meantime, the a.m. fix blog is up and running. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> we begin with a developing story out of iraq. an american service member now in custody suspected of fatally shooting two u.s. soldiers and wounding a third. >> military officials say they died in a "noncombat incident" in fallujah. barbara starr is live at the pentagon. this is a very, very tragic story. what are your sources telling you about what may have happened? >> well, john and kiran, this is the most terrible news for two military families, of course. the military announcing it does have a soldier in custody regarding this case. the man in custody is identified by the military as specialist neftali platero. suspected in shooting deaths of two soldiers. the two men died in this in
us that this book shows president obama as someone who likes to ask a lot of questions, they say someone who is decisive, and takes a broad view of history, national security and his role, that's from senior administration officials. the book, though, does portray a national security team that is deeply torn over the war in afghanistan. again, white house officials say that the book also shows the president who pushed to get the afghan strategy right. that's from white house officials. jon: some of the early reporting indicates that this book quotes the president in great detail. the white house gave bob woodward all kinds of access. why? >> reporter: and they always do, don't therbgs administration officials, and past presidents? this is his 16th book, the first 15 were best sellers, i mean, he's arguably the most famous journalist in the country. so the idea from an administration's point of view is to talk to bob woodward and try to manage the message, if you will, instead of having unnamed sores do that for the administration. jon: shifting gears, julie, the president's top e
'll tell us why and what he's doing about it. >>> you've been telling us who your heroes are, thousands of you. now we'll reveal the top ten cnn heroes of the year for the first time right here this hour on cnn. >>> first if you want to make a republican smile, mention the year 1994. that year is midterm elections coming halfway through the first term of a democratic president, bill clinton, republicans picked up 54 house seats and 8 senate seats. more than enough to win control of both houses of congress. 16 years later, we are halfway through the first term of a democratic president, a different one now with the democratic majority in congress and republicans aren't the only ones making comparisons and predictions and promises. this morning, the house republican leadership rolled out its pledge to america. a longer and less specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a rollback of overall spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. repeal
months ago this week, a top to bottom overhaul of u.s. health care, an overhaul that presidents dating back to teddy roosevelt have contemplated, debated, or attempted. six months ago, it was sign into law by president obama. today as you may have seen live here on cnn, the president talking about provisions of that law that come into force this week. this is the first of that health care bill. it's what the white house calls a patients' bill of rights. he's just about the only democrat who is going to use health and reform in the same sentence because the reason has to do with the calendar. we're 40 days away from the elections where every single house seat and 37 senate seats are up for grabs. voters are split to say the least. 40% of americans favor reform, 56% oppose it. there are some tricks to that poll because the 56% oppose, some oppose because it didn't go far enough. most say it's too liberal, but a sizable chunk says it doesn't go far enough. when we ask which party can handle the issue better, it's a dead heat. all of this forms a backdrop to the president's visit to a fami
states will say thank you very much. the president can use personnel changes to try to change the tone for the next couple of years. those are things we'll be watching at the white house. jenna: definitely a developing story. thank you so much, mike emanuel at the white house. jon: just 42 days to go until you'll be voting in midterm elections. brand-new fox polls just out in key races in the battleground states. molly hen aburg is live in washington with that. delaware, molly has been on everyone's radar screen since christine o'donnell won the primary there, what is it like. >> reporter: you were talking about christine o'donnell she has her work cut out for her. take a look at today's new fox new poll. she is trailing chris coons by 15 points. only 5% of voters say they are undecided in that race. also posing difficulty for o'donnell look at the strength of vote poll. this is a measure of how certain voters are that they will vote for a certain candidate. for the democrat, coon, 91% say they are certain of their vote for him. 8% may change it. 85 say they are certain of their vote f
marciano introduces us to these combat weatherman. >>> and the a.m. fix block is up and running as it is every day. join the live conversation, go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> it has been one bruising night on the island of bermuda. igor roared right past the coast overnight, missing direct landfall by just 40 miles. >> it's a large hurricane generating enormous waves. it's pummelling the island with powerful winds, driving rain, trees there are shredded, power lines are down. cnn is your hurricane headquarters, rob marciano is here in new york. first, though, let's go to the scene, reynolds wolf live in elbow beach, bermuda. looks like not a good time there this morning. >> reporter: well, things are improving compared to last night where the brunt of the storm really came just to our west around 11:00 local time through midnight, really the worst of it. this storm, although it did not make a direct hit, you've got to remember that bermuda is a small area. and this storm when you include the outflow is nearly 1,000 miles wide. when you think about bermuda, it's not one island, but 138
probably knows more about these issues than many of us combined. he will be joining us. >> the aclu and the drug policy alliance are advocating for federal legislative change. my coalition co-chair will be talking about litigation and state reforms. i am going to focus on the federal and legislative response, some of the history, and details about what i am talking about today. the aclu were some federal disenfranchisement from three angles. we litigate in court, will lobby in federal and state legislatures, and we engage in public education. as we face another important election, there are an estimated 5.3 million americans who will not be able to vote because of the result of criminal convictions. this is despite the fact that the supreme court repeatedly has said that voting is a fundamental right. most with criminal convictions are barred from the polls. 48 out of 50 states have laws that bar citizens with criminal convictions from bidding in some manner. two other states permanently in franchise criminals with felony convictions. there are 5.3 million americans who cannot vote.
was overseas. he wanted to be in the united states to do it. now, the name that he is use, cordoba house he explains in his "new york times" op-ed, it was inspired by the city in spain where muslims, christians and jews coexisted in the middle ages during a period of great cultural enrichment created by muslims. and, of course, there is nothing in this entire discussion that is free of controversy, even that statement is challenged by some people to say things weren't as good in cordoba, spain in the 1500s and 1400s, as this imam would have you believe. but you're going to hear it from him, himself, tonight on "larry king live." soledad o'brien will be interviewing him for the first time on television tonight. deborah feyerick, as well, has been following this story with great detail. if we want to know more about who this man is, how and why he got to the center of this controversy, you can hear it best from deborah. listen to this. >> reporter: you have never heard him speak. this is what imam abdul rauf has to say. >> the major theme in islam is the oneness of god. and that we should wor
house correspondent bill plante is a traveling with the president an joins us now from the u.n. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning, harry. the president will make a plea for mideast peace today, telling leaders at the u.n. the u.s. supports the efforts of freeing the world of nuclear weapons but the expected midterm staff shake-up seems to be under way. president obama's inner circle appears to be moving on out of the west wing. cbs news learned that david a l axelrod moving to chicago next spring for a campaign for re-election. the dominos don't stop there. ram emanuel, the president's chief of staff may leave the white house next month. he told colleagues he's very likely to run for mayor of chicago. gibbs told reporters on air force one, i'm not going to rule anything in or out. he's in the process of thinking through what's best for rahm. the staff shake-up comes as the president addresses the u.n. general assembly this week to focus on america's place as a global leader. >> let me be clear. the united states of america has been and will remain the global leader in pr
. >> they'll join us towards the end of the show. in the meantime, we start with the fox news alert because a deadly helicopter crash overnight leaving nine servicemen dead. it's unclear if any of the dead are americans. according to nato, four others were hurt including an american civilian. the crash happened in a province that's a taliban strong hold. the f.b.i. on its way to fort bliss, texas now where a gunman shot two women at a convenience store. the women believed to be clerks are being treated at a local hospital. military police shot the gunman dead. we don't know the identity of the shooter just yet. congress delaying a vote now on a bill to give $7.4 billion to first responders who got sick after the attacks of september 11th. a vote was expected this week but republicans objected to senator harry reid's addition of two amendments including the dream act that provides amnesty to illegal immigrants. those are your headlines. amnesty not to all illegal immigrants but to students who go to college or those who enter the military and here for five years. >> i believe senator hatch c
tradition now of delegations leaving the room in protest. the u.s. and several european delegations walked out after ahmadinejad said that most people believe the u.s. government was responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks. >> translator: some segments within the u.s. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining american economy and its grips on the middle east in order to save the zionist regime. the majority of the american people as well as most nations and politicians around the world agree with this view. >> he's right. did a hell of a job reversing the declining economy. the white house said the president thought they were utterly ridiculous. earlier the president spoke saying "the door remains open to diplomacy should iran choose to walk through it." president obama also urged world leaders to stop in his words tearing down israel and instead push for a peace deal. >> this time we should reach for what's best within ourselves. if we do, when we come back here next year we can have an agreement that will lead to a new member of the united nations, an independent sovere
in the economy especially being maybe a poor stimulus. here is your chance toway in. host: you can join us off email at journal c-span.org. on twitter, go to c-span wj. we are taking your thought this is morning from the "new york times" business section. it says inside, the current is so appealing that many embrace them as an economic cure all. suggesting that tax cuts have limited ability to bolster a flagging economy. the non-partisan budget office analyze the affect of the policy and found that extending the tax cuts would reduce that employment. host: we'd like to hear from you tax cuts may be poor stimulus. a lot of discussions around tax cuts center around the cuts placed under george w. bush's administration that are set to expire in 2011. there's a large section at least giving advice on how to prepare. how is how tax rates would change. in 2011, if congress fails to act on this measure about the cuts expiring. the top income tax rate goes to 39.6%. top dividend tax rate goes to 39.6%. capital gains goes to 20% from 15%. no top estate tax rate now, that would rise to 55%. those are so
in the congress and for all of us. and republican ad wizards find a new way to make the house speaker look bad. this hour on nancy pelosi is responding to her harshest critics and the fear of losing control of the house of representatives. >> and you may soon need a prescription, yes, a prescription for some of the most popular over-the-counter cough medicines. there's growing concern that popular brands are being abused with deadly results. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a big curtain call for a dramatic primary season. seven states and the district of columbia are voting right now. the results are will set the tone headed to the midterm election. that could be the game changer for the entire country. check out the top races and the campaign trends being put to the test on this day in the delaware gop senate race, it's moderate congressman mike castle versus tea party candidate, christine o'donnell. the tea party could deliver one of the most devastating blows yet to the republican political establishment. >>> in new york, the veteran democratic congressman, charlie ran
for joining us, democrats like congress woman betty sutton are unleashing attack ads against the republicans ahead of the election. >> deceptive practices, two f's from the better business bureau, over 160 complaints in just three years. >> is that father game or should they focus on the issue and not personalize, we'll debate that. >> and speaker nancy pelosi blaming the plush backgrounds. shouldn't democrats stop pointing at the last eight years and start taking responsibility? >> a town council says the lord's prayer before every meeting and now the a.c.l.u. is suing calling it unconstitutional, should they continue to pray or did this he cross the line. we report you decide. >> chas from maryland, he does not work here. >> fox viewers say, are you sure he doesn't work here. >> no. >> dave is off and so is meteorologist rick, but we have "fox & friends" with aly, clayton and mike jerrick. >> that worked. >> it's "fox & friends." >> chas has tried that before, tried to rhyme jerrick. >> it's hard. >>, but the word sick always gets in there somehow. >> it's prep. >> it's true. >> jerrick an
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is preparing to announce his $350 billion plan to get comet rolling again. the swhous avoiding using words stimulus. republicans say it's not enough. and there's a live report from cnn's ed henry following the president in ohio. >>> and the am blog up is and running this morning. >>> so we're hearing from the person that is behind the mosque that is set to be built behind ground zero. the imam says the project will go forward. >>' dresses t he addresses the debate saying "i imvery sensitive to the feelings of the families of victims of 9/11 as are my fellow leaders of many faiths. we will accordingly seek the support of those families and the support of our vibrant neighborhood as we consider the ultimate plans for the community center. our objective has always been to make this a center for unification and healing." the imam just returned from a trip to the middle east promoting u.s.-muslim relations. >> reporter: you never heard him speak, this is what the imam has to say. >> the major theme in islam is the oneness of god. and that we should worship one god, love and adore the one guy. >
, a scientist who used to work at los alamos national laboratory of trying to help venezuela build a nuclear bomb. the feds also arrested his wife who we're told worked at the same facility. losslos alamos during mexico waa secret hub for secret project to build the united states first atomic bomb. the main job is keeping nuclear arsenal safe, reliable, and secure. prosecutors say the suspect security clearance gave them access to the lab's restricted data. catherine herridge on fox top story live tonight in washington. i understand this was a pretty elaborate sting operation it? >> was, shep, according to the 28 page diviment. the couple and his wife both u.s. citizens were dealing with an undercover fbi agent. they thought they were dealing with a government official from venezuela. they met multiple times beginning in march of 2008 up through july of 2009. at one point the couple provided a 132 page document of restricted data that was information on how to design, manufacture, or use atomic weapons. in return, they asked for nearly hundred thousand dollars, shep. >> shepard: it seems thi
sometimes it's a monday. thanks, everybody, for inviting us in your home. that's it for "special report." fair, balanced. we'll straighten it out. we'll straighten it out. unafraid. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> shepard: breaking now at fort bliss army base in texas. another shooting. details coming shortly. sit down with mahmoud ahmadinejad. i'm shepard smith. this is fox news. >> we have never sought to dominate others. >> shepard: the iranian leader at the united nations general assembly and speaking out the nuclear program. the americans still held prisoner. and why he says the future belongs to iran. genetically engineered animals on your dinner table. the feds making a major decision about whether companies can sell scientifically modified food. tonight, is it safe to eat? plus, the great recession is over. tonight, the official word from economists and what it actually means for our recovery. first from fox this monday night, unemployment rate above 9%, it probably doesn't feel like an accurate diagnosis, but it is. economy cannists sigh the longest reces
, luke. keep us posted and let us know. >> will do. >> when we get a final tally on the vote. i want to bring in rachel maddox. as you know, a couple of the waivering republicans said you've got to give us a little more room for amendments here. harry reid said no. this is the result. >> well, there's a couple of things. first of all, it's a historic decision to filibuster the defense reauthorization bill. this is something that has passed 48 times in 48 years. it just passes. this is one of the things that just passes. and that's why actually you've seen over the years lots of amendments, lots of things passed that are attached to this. originally when don't ask, don't tell was instituted, it was passed as an amendment to this bill. in 2007, we saw republican senator orrin hatch attach the dream act to this bill. some of john mccain's campaign finance provisions have been attached to this bill. so republican objections that they are very upset about democratic amendments to this are a little strange, given how many amendments republicans have attached to it. also harry reid's office
and a world free of nuclear weapons. ahmadinejad also challenged the u.s. to accept that iran is playing a major role in the world. >>> results of afghanistan's weekend election could be delayed for weeks because of a ballot fraud investigation. at least 4 million people voted. that's far below the number of voters in last year's presidential election. a top u.n. official says there are serious concerns about the legitimacy of the voting. afghanistan's president called it a solid step for democracy. >>> and the taliban is behind dozens of attacks to disrupt that election. at least 30 people were killed, most of them civilians. as mike best children were not >> reporter: no one knew his name or age. there was no time for that. army medics were only told the taliban mortared hit village on election day and shrapnel cut into his skull. in a spasm of violence meant to disrupt balloting, insurgents had claimed a victim not old enough to vote. another boy's wounds were less serious but he was in shock and also in need of immediate help. 80 miles away, general steve townsend listened as reports
in restarting diplomatic relations with the u.s. over the nuclear weapons program. >> i'm optimistic. >> chief of staff rahm emanuel could leave his post next month. that's according to insiders. speculation is he'll run for mayor of chicago now that richard daley will not seek re-election. stay tuned for that. tensions are rising in east jerusalem. the outrage after a palestinian man was shot and killed by an israeli security guard. what effect it will have on the current peace talks is unclear. palestinian leader abbas says he probably won't break off talks with the dispute over the west bank. suspected terrorists nabbed in yemen. government forces launched a major offensive trying to root out a terror cell with 120 militants. officials deny american-born radical cleric is among them. and those are your headlines. >> just look for the guy in the beard and just grab him. that shouldn't be a problem. we have enough photos of himment so yeah, we'll find out what's happening. it's funny we're saying it has nothing to do with him being there. we have a capture and kill on him. it's just coinciden
in new york, doesn't it. let's get started. talk us through what we're going to be doing. >> the first thing you want to do is make the sauce. it's very simple. four or five ingredients. nan prik pao. >> i have to stop you. what is that? >> thai chili paste, shrimp paste in it also. you can substitute a chili paste for it but there really is nothing like it. it's real simple. take a tablespoon of that. a little ketchup. then oyster sauce. and a little bit of sugar to balance it. >> oh, okay. >> and thai fish sauce. off got to be careful, it's really strong. we're going to use just a few drops. that's really all you do. mix it together. it's very simple. >> you've got a nice little paste there now. >> exactly. i like these pork tenderloins. real easy to cook, tender. the most important thing with that, you want to cut it across the grain. you can see the grains there. you want to go across the grains and just slice it. just some vegetables. this is what i use. it doesn't have to be these vegetables. i like a shiitake mushroom, red onion, garlic, scallions. these are ty long beans. these
and recent college graduates. it got us thinking about the promises the president made as he came into office. of course, when he first got into office, very beginning no approval rating until we took one about february of 2009. it showed 76% of americans approved of the job he was doing. and then in february of -- now i should say it is 50% down. some 20 points. down some 20 points. look at this brand new poll of polls. not our poll. this shows that it's down 46%. down to 46%. the president's approval rating. that's not even our poll. take a look at this, though. this is all despite some legislative victories that the president had. health care reform. remember that? although very controversial, financial regulatory overhaul. the stimulus. plus, two supreme court justice confirmations. talking about sonia socieewonia and what is the problem, then? of course, it's the economy and unemployment, as the president heard yesterday. when he got into office, a poll taken around february of 2009. he was at 8.2%. now 9.6% and some think it's going up to 10% unprecedented, very tough for the president
and they have deadly weapons, let's check it out. let's say they're more sophisticated than us and even more sophisticated than henry kissinger and seats say they shot beams of light. in 1980, they say they shot beams of light at r.a.f. and we have a joint base. and they also saw a disk like object flying around. they parlayed that into a book that cite 120 retired and current officers who have had encounters with u.f.o.'s. >> sure. if somebody ever steps off a u.f.o. or something, who would that -- when they say take me to your leader. who would that be? would it be barack obama, president of the united states. no, it would be somebody just appointed to a post at the united nations. she will head up the office for outer space affairs. there she is. >> she's a physicist. >> you're serious, right? >> yeah. >> we're now going to have -- >> they spotted a bunch of galaxies far away, sooner or later, they come over here and we don't want any confusion about who should represent this. we've chosen this malaysian. >> take them here. >> it shows a lot of languages and focuses on physics. persona
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of transportation calls it a distracted driving epidemic. >> everybody thinks they can use their cell phone and drive and drive safely, and you can't. >> reporter: new government numbers show distracted driving last year killed nearly 5,500 people. and injured nearly 500,000. the grim toll despite hard-hitting public service announcements. tough new state laws. what will it take to make a dent? russell and kimberly hurd have been asking that since their daughter heather died while driving to meet her wedding planner. >> we were very, very angry. we could not believe our daughter could be taken from us by somebody who was texting. >> reporter: they say what's needed is a change in attitude. >> we want you to turn the cell phone off. we're living proof that in three or four seconds, your entire life can change. and certainly we'll never be the same again. >> reporter: the hurds say distracted driving must become as unacceptable as drunk driving. they have also pushed for tough laws, bans on texting and cell phones while driving. but they say ultimately, they hope stories like theirs will caus
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. natalie morales will join us for a live report. >>> what's it like to be a member of a polygamist family? one man and his four wives are here in the studio to talk about it in a live interview. >> let us begin with a check of the top stories. >> thank you so much. good morning. >>> in the news this morning, president obama challenging world leaders to support a peace deal and if they do, he says, it may lead to a new member of the u.n. an independent state of palestine living in peace with israel by this time next year. on wednesday the president said the u.s. will continue to help developing countries but instead of buying short-term solutions, he said, the focus will be more on diplomacy and investment to help nations prosper. >>> nato confirms the taliban commander has been captured in southern afghanistan. the commander helped supply militants in the area with money for weapons. >>> in iowa egg producer testified before congress on wednesday apologized for salmonella outbreak that sickened 1600 people and led to a massive egg recall. a second egg producer took the fifth amendment. >>
joins us from washington with the latest. good morning, tracie. >> amara, good morning. what to do about taxes? the senate has confirmed what the house said, that this is not going to happen before you go to the polls in november. senate democrats got together, but could not agree on how to move forward. the issue is whether or not to preserve the bush tax cuts for everyone or just for the middle class and let taxes go up on the wealthy. it is a political hot potato headed into november, not one that the democrats now say they want to touch before you go to the polls. however, what they did back, a small business bill, $30 billion, a new fund to help small businesses get loans. this was mainly a democratic issue. the idea here is that if businesses have more cash, they'll hire people, buy equipment, expand and help pull this economy out of a slump. the gop called it a bailout. their plan is their new pledge to america. a government that's too big is something they say they want to get rid of if they are elected in november. they also want to expand tax cuts and several other measures tha
cry from 1994's "contract with america," and the grand signing ceremony on the steps of the u.s. capitol. today, house republican leaders appeared in shirt sleeves at a hardware and lumber store in suburban virginia 30 miles from capitol hill with this year's policy prescriptions. minority leader john boehner and his top lieutenants spelled out their central point. >> government is out of control in washington, and we need to rein it in, and begin a new drive for a smaller, less costly and more accountable government in our nation's capital. these are the things that the american people are demanding, >> reporter: while the backdrop has changed, republicans hope their document, called "a pledge to america," will produce similar results to 1994. that year's plan helped the party gain 54 seats and take the house majority for the first time in 40 years. one of the main architects of the 2010 version is california's kevin mccarthy. he accused democrats of ignoring the country's wishes. >> from the billion dollar bailouts to the stimulus package that failed to stimulate, to the gover
but can you keep this part and that part and that other part and why the republicans are using a slogan repel and replace. they are saying we will seep kooep some of the things but haven't figured out what parts they will keep and the trick it's not easy to have the popular provisions without some of the unpopular provisions. for instance you prohibit bans on coverage for people with preexisting conditions. you have to have an individual mandate to make sure that the costs don't blow up and get out of control and they haven't done, i think, yet the hard work of saying how are we going to do this? how are we going to keep parts of the people and get rid of the parts that people don't like? that is the hard work of governing and their document is not really being honest about that right now. >> good to see you, michael. >> great to see you. thank you. >>> democrats have countered this house republican pledge to america with their own promise. refusing to release their own agenda. vowing, instead, to run on their legislative record. democrats, though, are calling the republicans commitment
manager attacked her. >> i found out that she was living on campaign donations, using them for rent anpersonal expenses while leaving her workers unpaid >> reporter: she found her only hard times actually made her understand voters' anger. >> a lot of people have said that we didn't win the general election. >> reporter: democratic officials are gleeful and called her an ultraright wing extremist. ironically, her supporters used an obama slogan. >> yes we can! >> reporter: a tight race too close to call. former state attorney general, the choice of both the republican establishment and sarah palin against a tea party endorsed conservative activist. on to new york, where the republican nominee for governor is another tea party conservative. real estate developer over the party favorite former favorite rick lazio. rangel beat back several challenges. >> i go back to washington stronger than i have ever been. >> reporter: and back here in delaware, democrats didn't have a primary fight for the senate seat, so chris cooms is the candidate. or donnell who's worked for nonprofit groups is
to the two other americans still jailed there? this morning, their mothers join us for a live interview. >>> and zapping the fat. two new devices promise to help give people better-looking bodies without needles, injections, or exercise. can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, september 15th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. christine o'donnell virtually unknown just a few weeks ago, but this morning she's officially the gop's candidate for the senate seat vacated by joe biden. >> o'donnell is now the sixth tea party candidate to win a race this year. but this morning, some are saying her win could actually be a costly blow to the republican's hopes of reclaiming control of congress in november. why? we'll explain. and we'll talk to christine o'donnell about her victory, straight ahead. >>> also ahead, for the first time, we're hearing from the connecticut doctor who was the o
winds hit an office building that used to be a church, knocking the steeple inside the building, where it almost hit a woman's desk. she was away from her desk at the time and no one was hurt. dramatic, you don't see that everyday. it is now 7:04. back to meredith and al. we had severe thunderstorms last night. >> came rolling >> good morning, off to a fairly quiet start on thursday with a couple of thunderstorms near by. a 30% chance. otherwise, it will onlyis >>> that's your latest wester. matt. >>> thanks so much. to politics, president obama addresses the united nations today as the gop addresses a new plan to deal with the economy and health care. msnbc's chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is here. >> the president is here, annual gathering of world leaders of the united nation. politics looming over everything. november mid-terms. while he's here, republicans are going to a hardware store in virginia to unveil the 2010 version of a contract with america they call their pledge to america. >> reporter: today, republicans will try to recapture what a young firebrand named n
and this is "way too early." i'm glad you're up with us watching on msnbc or listening live on sirius xm radio. smooth me an e-mail at waytooearly@msnbc.com or text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this thursday, september 23rd. a lot going on including the mellow white house response to the revelations in bob woodward's books, those revelations we told you about yesterday. >>> plus the only thing better than the man wearing a red spandex body suit is the guy who got picked up by jail by his parents still wearing the red spandex body suit. the greatest perp walk of all time. first to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. we begin with a big development in the fight to reform the nation's public schools. "the new york times" reporting this morning that facebook founder and chief executive mark zuckerberg will donate $100 million to the troubled public school system in newark, new jersey. according to "the times" he will announce the gift
on "this week." and queen rania of jordan in a sunday exclusive as the u.s. scrambles to save the middle east peace talks. we get her view. >> extremists have done a damn good job of using this cause to amplify their message. >> her efforts in the fight against extremism and for the rights of women and children. then obama's real war, afghanistan and bob woodward's new inside look at the battles over policy in the white house. we'll discuss that and all the week's politics in our roundtable with george will, donna brazile, matthew dowd and ron brownstein and "the sunday funnies." >> listen to this, one day delaware elects a witch, the next day the recession is over. i don't know. is that a coincidence? >>> hello again, and this week the recession was finally declared over. it officially ended june 2009, but the recovery has been slow, and the voters have been losing patience. with five weeks to go before the midterm elections, president obama and congressional democrats are facing potentially huge political losses. joining me now, the president's top political a
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all of us and we hated him. again, it was so ugly. but, i always think -- you talk about james madison's vision for how it's supposed to work. even when you have people going like this, or maybe because you have people going like this, balanced the budget four years in a row, first time since the 1920s. welfare reform, two successful military campaigns, 22 million new jobs. a lot of different things. so yesterday the idea of the interview was we were going to figure out if bill clinton were president, what would he do to get this economy started? i would suggest the most important thing to talk about and, of course, he didn't disappoint, did he? >> no, he didn't. >> brilliant responses. and yet the rest of the day we were savaged. i was savaged with why didn't you bring up monica? why didn't you bring up impeachment. and then the left, why were you so critical of barack obama? which i wasn't. but does this none, jon meacham suggest what's wrong with this country? everybody, all the adults at least are focussed on how do we get the economy started again. how do we grow jobs. these harsh
to the u.s. newt gingrich unveiled his plan on the steps of the capitol in 1994. >> we're offering the boldest contract in the history of the united states. >> reporter: even nancy pelosi put forth a promised agenda before democrats won control in 2006. the contract includes specific pieces of legislation. many of which republicans have already tied. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: and failed to get through the democratic congress. the pledge hasn't been released yet. but democrats are attacking it. calling it a return to what they call the failed policies of the bush years. as the democratic leader of the house, his office put it, the pledge should read something like this. i pledge allegiance to the wealthiest of the wealthy, who we will protect before the middle class. in other words, george, the campaign is well under way. >> jon karl, thank you very much. >>> the president was taking it on last night, as well. he's here in new york to speak to the united nations this morning. all the fallout after bob woodward's bombshell of a book. jake tapper is here with the la
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